Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Committing certain sins requires the person seeking forgiveness to make expiation. However, other sins merely require sincere repentance. How do I know if a sin I commit has a specific expiation? How come some sins do not require expiation whereas others do? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatoh, How do kunyas (e.g. Abu Muhammad) work in Islam? Is it religious or cultural practice for one to change their kunya if they have a daughter, then later have a son? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this […]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Aslamualaykum. If one opinion in the Hanafi school is difficult to follow, then is it permissible to ask another Hanafi scholar and follow that opinion if it is easier? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, […]

Ustadh Ali Ataie is undoubtedly one of the foremost leading scholars in comparative religions today. He is currently a teacher and researcher of the Islamic Sciences and specializes in theology and biblical interpretation. Additionally he is also the President and Founder of Muslim Interfaith Council and has been heavily involved in interfaith activities for the past […]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikkum There are so many cracks in my feet and some times they turn into wounds and blood comes out. Stains of blood sometimes won’t leave after washing. How is affecting my ritual purity? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in […]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salamu alaikum 1.Is it permitted to make jokes about a friend’s weight or the way a person eats if this person is not hurt by this kind of humor? The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The believer can do no worse than belittle his brother”. Does it mean […]

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: What is the best way, the prophetic way to deal with a teenager (17 of age) who’s going through a crisis of faith? Can you recommend books to read on such a topic? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Dear Sister, Assalamu alaikum, I pray […]

Answered by Sidi Torab Torabi Question: Assalamualikum.  I am an unmarried male and at times I feel a moment of sexual pleasure but nothing comes out of my private parts. Whenever this happens, I keep checking every drop of urine to see if any ejaculation has occurred in case I need to perform ghusl. Do […]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam Alaikum, I received a message saying that when a person makes wudu before sleep then 1) the person’s soul makes tawwaf of the kaba 2) during the entire night, angels will be writing hasanath for that person 3) when the person turns from left to right and right to […]

Answered by Ustadh Wasim Shiliwala Question: What is the punishment for a person according to Islamic law who would kill an innocent person under compulsion? For instance somebody threatens to take his life if he does not commit such an act. Answer: Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullah, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking […]